Health & Social Care Information Centre
NHS England - Health & Social Care Information Centre
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information, along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
Further information can be found at www.nhs.uk/caredata. The most useful information for patients can be downloaded from the links at the bottom of the page.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you wish to opt out from having your medical information uploaded to the Health & Social Care Information Centre, please download the Opt Out form from the link below, complete and return to the Surgery.
If you have any queries or questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact the Surgery.